Music for 8/18/19!!! Molly Tuttle, Miley Cyrus

@@@ Molly Tuttle: When You’re Ready (Compass, 2019)  I got to this mainstream American record via a music publicist email.  I fear this music is gonna have too much coffee shop upbeat melancholy and not enough substance.  Very smooth production with touches of classic soft FM rock.  This first tune Million Miles has no bite to it, it’s a mushy slice of apple pie and it would be accused of having a soggy bottom if it was a contestant on the Great British Bake Off.  I almost made it through the first tune.  I don’t want to be too mercenary but this music is aimed to peel off some listeners from mindless new country music by being more serious and is anchored by suburban female listeners.  I say this as the second tune, Take the Journey, implores listeners to take the journey, no matter where it starts or where it ends, take the journey you’ll make it back home again.  That’s some undercover New Age bullshit right there.  Tuttle sure can play guitar.

@@@ Miley Cyrus: Slide Away (RCA, 2019)  The whole idea of Miley Cyrus coordinating a new single to coincide with her PR announcement that her marriage is over is pretty sickening.  A not quite surreal three dimensional soap opera life designed to put more coin in Ms. Cyrus’ bank account.  And let us not shit ourselves Ms. Cyrus is all about the coin, she don’t stand for shit.  I’m expecting a power cheese ballad — once upon a time it was paradise, ooh not a great line.  By the time the tune reaches the chorus there have been many mixed metaphors — somebody shoulda tried to make more sense of these lyrics.  She’s gonna go back to the ocean and to the city lights at the same time, that makes no sense to me.  Just shy of three minutes the strings come in and the cheese sandwich is complete.  #drama #cliche #lovelost #moneymade #stupidlyrics #nonsense.  I feel like I wish I hadn’t put .007 in her pocket there are no feelings here.  There were probably no feelings in her marriage.

YTD recordings listened to: 421
Good music, not list worthy: 253
Not good music: 144

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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